Wearing many hats can be a challenging feat and one that usually doesn’t lead to much renown. But individuals like Nanxi Liu are out to show the world that you don’t have to limit yourself to just one thing. A highly successful CEO, serial entrepreneur, actress, and television producer, she’s out to conquer multiple industries and change the world in the process.
Most people who have heard of Nanxi Liu might know her as the CEO of Enplug, a fast-growing technology company based in Culver City, California, that offers various software and digital display solutions that create real-time interactions between brands and users. But she has built more than one successful venture despite being only thirty years old. Nanxi is also the CFO and co-founder of Nanoly Bioscience, the company behind a polymer that enables vaccine transportation without the fear of expiration. Apart from her work in business and innovation, she also dives into entertainment as an actress and plays the role of Na Na in the hit China-based television series To Forgive.
Nanxi Liu graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2012. When studying, she found inspiration from engineering projects and started to extensively research and experiment with gadgets and technology that could impact people’s lives. She joined business competitions and innovation accelerator programs and gathered over $10 million worth of seed fund and prize money in the process. It was those beginnings that motivated her to become an entrepreneur. Liu started Nanoly Bioscience before graduating in collaboration with a biochemist who helped her develop a material that would make refrigeration easier for logistics companies. The concept would receive multiple awards, including the Young Innovator Award sponsored by Microsoft and Nokia and other honors and funding from organizations like Intel, Dell, Duke University, and Colorado State University.
Right before graduating, Nanxi would start Enplug with four other people that she met in school. Many of the world’s top Fortune 500 companies and small businesses have used the product to enhance workplace communication and marketing efforts. Enplug now has multiple sites and offices in countries such as Japan, Australia, Brazil, Poland, and the UK, on top of its Los Angeles headquarters.
More than anything, Nanxi believes in the power of business and teamwork to make the world a better place. She looks up to entrepreneurs like Elon Musk, who use their businesses to positively impact communities while also building highly profitable empires that employ thousands of people and improve the economy. Nanxi has made it to the Forbes 30 under 30 list and continues to break the barriers of entrepreneurship. As a minority woman of Asian descent, she is passionate about using her platform to inspire other Asian entrepreneurs and women to rise above societal norms and take control of their future.
Nanxi also serves as a board member of many organizations like Carparts.com, KindredBio, California’s New Motor Vehicle Board, and Covington Capital Management. She is also an award-winning television producer whose work bagged the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series.
To learn more about Nanxi Liu, visit her LinkedIn profile.